What a year it has been. I say this every year, that it has been the best year yet. However, this year came with a new challenge, a new blessing.
We welcomed our first child this year. So many emotions come with the miracle of your first child. When carrying her-there is so much unknown. When and how will they arrive? Who will they look like? What will their personality be like? What will this do for our marriage?
There have been a number of personal challenges for me being a mother. The feeling of not being good enough for her, for not doing enough, for not doing it right. Making sure that my marriage does not fall to the wayside.
However, the biggest challenge for me this year has been loving myself, for not beating myself up so much.
From cooking fails,missing a week of cleaning, not being able to soothe my crying baby, work stress, feeling judged and compared by the way we do things, and the baby weight I put on. My confidence has been kicked to the curb this past year. And so has my relationship with the Lord.
I haven’t made time for Him like I should have. I’m praying this year is different.
Just like many others I have goals to eat better, excercise more and be healthy. However, I’m going to go one step further in making a goal to love myself.
I’m tired of being so hard on myself, beating myself up for little things. I should be celebrating this body that has been gifted to me. This body that carried my precious little girl, gave birth to her and has given her sustenance.
This year I’m going to love this body the Lord gave me, and celebrate it. Will you join me? I’ll be posting pictures periodically in celebrating my life on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #loveyourself16. Feel free to join me in posting!
Love to all- Nicole